National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Author: Judy Hygema

Photo of: Nick Salter
Nick Salter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award. These highly competitive 5-year grants are given to early career faculty members who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the missions of their departments. The NSF gives about 500 such awards across all disciplines each year.
Nick, who received his Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 2017 (advised by Benson Farb) joined the faculty here in the summer of 2021 after holding postdoctoral positions at Columbia and Harvard.
Supported by his CAREER grant, Nick will conduct research at the interface of topology, geometric group theory and algebraic geometry. He will also spearhead a number of educational initiatives. These will include a “Math Circles Institute” to train K-12 teachers in leading Math Circle enrichment activities, and a three-week thematic program at the Center for Mathematics at Notre Dame, which will include programming for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers.
Congratulations, Nick, on this prestigious award!